Events View - Packet TabEvents View - Packet Tab
The Packet tab is in the Event Details panel. Here you can safely view and interactively analyze the packets and payload of an event.
What do you want to do?What do you want to do?
|User Role||I want to ...||Show me how|
Incident Responder or Threat Hunter
review detections and signals seen in my environment
NetWitness Platform Getting Started Guide
review critical incidents or alerts
NetWitness Respond User Guide
|Threat Hunter||query a service, metadata, and time range|
view sequential events*
reconstruct and analyze an event*
|Threat Hunter||examine files and associated hosts*|
|Threat Hunter||perform lookups*|
|Threat Hunter||create an incident or add to an incident|
add a meta value to a Context Hub list*
*You can perform this task in the current view.
Related TopicsRelated Topics
- How NetWitness Investigate Works
- Events View - Packet Tab
- Events View - Text Tab
- Events View - File Tab
- Events View - Email Tab
- Events View - Host Tab
Quick LookQuick Look
Only network events can be analyzed in the Packet panel. The Packet panel lists each packet in the event. The list of packets is scrollable. When you scroll, the packet or text identification information as well as the Request and Response labels remain visible rather than scrolling out of view.
In Version 11.1 and later, you can use pagination controls to go backward and forward through the pages, go to a specific page, and select the number of packets to display per page (50, 100, 300, or 500).
Each packet is displayed with shading and highlighting to help identify common file patterns: significant header and payload bytes, hexadecimal and ascii bytes, and common file signatures. In addition, you can adjust the request/response display, and display or hide the packet summary.
Below is an example of the Packet panel (formerly known as Packet Analysis) with labels to identify features. For details and examples of each feature, see Analyze Events in the Events View.
|1||Options for exporting a network event. You can export a PCAP, all payloads, request payloads, or response payloads for deeper analysis and to share with others.|
|2||The option to identify common file signatures is activated by default. Common file signatures are highlighted in orange; hovering over the highlight reveals the file type.|
|3||The Shade Bytes option adds shading to identify the different hexadecimal bytes (00 to FF) using degrees of highlighting.|
|4||The option to display payloads only hides the packet headers, leaving more space for the payload.|
|5||The Event Header.|
|6||Significant bytes are highlighted in a blue background; as you move the cursor over the highlighting the meta data is displayed in a hover box.|
(Version 11.1 and later) Packet pagination controls allow more flexibility in paging through a list of packets. When a control is unavailable, the image is dimmed; for example, when you are viewing page 1, the and controls are dimmed.
- Go to the first page
- Go to the previous page
- Go to a specific page
- Go to the next page
- Go to the last page
- Select the number of packets per page. If you are reconstructing large packets, lowering this limit can improve performance.